Sunday, 5 November 2017

Happy Hour Background

Hello and welcome back!  The final post of the day is for the Happy Hour Background, the third die set in the cocktail theme.  You may have noticed that it had been used in the previous post and it has been used in this sample as the background for this shaker card.  This background has been designed in such a way that it can easily be cut apart into border strips.  There are three rows, two positive glasses and one negative cut out row of assorted cocktail glasses. There are stitching lines between the rows so you can easily cut them into borders following the stitching too.   I have used the fall away from the centre row of the background as the glasses inside my shaker card.  The die set also comes with two outer stitched cutting dies so you can make a lovely frame for it as well.  Leave your comments on this one!  Tomorrow's posts begin at 6am.  All for now, Sue x
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119 comments:

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue this is great just love it very clever this set of dies could be used for numerous occasions your card is beautiful thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Scottydog said...

Great card Sue, think you must throw some wild parties! Lol, lots of uses for this die & also having the frame is very useful. Thank you .Sue for all your inspiration.

Marion Scott said...

Wow, another fabulous card and set of dies. All three of today's are a must have.
Marion S x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely fun card and the background die is brilliant. Cheers!

Frances

KarinsArtScrap said...

this looks fab Sue great make.
Gr Karin

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely day we have had with all these cocktails, I am sure we are all very happy now and after these cocktails we will not fail any breathalizer tests!!!!!

Love Rosemarie Fishlock X X

Barbara Gosden said...

Oh, I didn't understand this die, but seeing your card I now do; I was confused by the negative space. It makes a great shaker card using the fall away pieces.
B xx

graham Brand said...

Love this card and the die set! It can be used for different occasions.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
And another fab card, to end this fab launch day. Those glasses look a bit like the sink after parties when I was young and carefree LOL.
Brilliant die, so versatile.
Hugs, Rose

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a super launch for these fun dies.What a different look for the shaker card just love all the cocktail dies sets they really are a must.
Thanks Jan x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great end to todays posts. Love the card and the background die looks to be so useful. Thanks for all the inspiration Sue.
D x

Chris Curry said...

A perfect card for quite a few people I know. 😀lovely, thank you Sue. Xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Yep, definitely falling over by now!!Cheers!

P Austen said...

WOW Sue, you are obviously a party thrower. All the best glasses to accommodate the cocktails. Great background die. Hugs xx Pauline in RSA

Wacki Macky said...

Love the shaker card idea Sue, the die is fab and useful for so many cards and occasions I think.

The die makes lovely confetti!

Thank you so much Sue.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver

Pawprintx4 said...

This set is a winner for sure...love the positive/negative aspect of the die giving you all those cute little glasses fallout and that you can cut it into strips.One really big plus to me is the frames. I struggle to find the right dies for frames and so nice that this set comes with the right size giving the option right out of the package. This is a well thought out die set and I want it!
Hugs,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the background and all the fun confetti pieces!
Denise in CA.

julie laz said...

Love this card sue, my daughter would have loved this yesterday for her birthday crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

I was wondering about that as I hadn't seen the background and as it brings the other dies together! Really useful, attractive and well thought out sets of dies.

Thank you for all your hard work that you must have put in to design them while keeping your blog going and I know how difficult that is to post every day and you do so without exception plus your tv presentations! You must take a well earned break at Christmas and relax!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you a lovely card so pretty, and a great die set.
Take care.
Kitty.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Remarkable/Impressive Card
Created From Your Background I Love The Two Positive Rows/The One Negative Row
Which Gives You All Those Superb Cocktail Glasses To Use Within Your Shaker Card 🍸🍹🍷
Very Clever Idea, I Didn’t Purchase This One Because I Need The Industrial Chic Collection Next First......
Once Again Within This Card You’ve Used The Beautiful Sentiment From The 3D Cosmopolitan Cocktail Glass 🍸
Sue, Thank You For The Superb Cards You’ve Shared With Us Today Its Been An Absolute Pleasure
Logging Into Your Blog, Not Just To Try And Win A Prize “But Mainly For The Tremendous Inspiration”
Thanks For Sharing My Wonderful Friend
Take Great Care Sue,
Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

stunning card,great die ,Laura O Springfield

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

So stunning Sue, this is certainly a fabulous launch

June/CONSETT

Netty The Runner said...

Great card. A real fun set of dies.
Annette x

Anonymous said...



Another favourite!!!! Hope you don't want to
know which is first favourite, as I shall have
difficulties choosing!!! Love the idea of a
shaker card, too,


Doreen x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card, love the background Die and how lovely to get all those fall away glasses and a frame too.

Julie Laz welcome back after your hospital stay, your husband is a gem getting you all those dies

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Oh Wow !! I adore this card !! I'm loving your 'thinking' with this die set, and the colours are beautifully 'sorbet', I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen Drew said...

Ingenious idea. Have loved the selection that you have shown us today. So much so I am off for a couple of alcoholic beverages in a while. I’ll raise a glass (or two!!!) to you all.
Luv
Karen xx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I adore all these cards that are popping up loving that all these dies work together

JOY Xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have loved all of todays creations thank you for your inspiration

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I just love shaker cards and this one would
be great for a party person. A wonderful die.
Regards,
Evis M.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

When I saw this die on a pre-launch was too sure, but now having seen it in conjunction with the the other dies and how the 'waste' can be used - its very versatile and I love it...

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

These fun time collections of dies take me back to the leaving parties from my working day's when all you could taste was the various fruity ingredients .... coconut and pineapple, Bailey's etc, that was until the outside atmosphere hit you and WALLOP !! And that's a good place to leave my tales of younger days gone by before I say something incriminating 😳
Never made a shaker card successfully so now is the time to start if I'm lucky, can always stencil through the die as a good background too. How about a barrow or basket full of empties lol or a cheeky monkey holding a glass !! Anyway, so many options for the cocktail hour collection. Think I'm too 'over the hill' to enjoy one and remain sober as it goes straight to my head now, id find myself resting under the shade of a tree wondering how i got there 😉

Lancashire Steph - signing out with just the sound of a ticking clock, ahhh sheer bliss xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a great card all three died today are fantastic.
Catherine V94 xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue what a wonderful Die set I love the background
a generous idea the die being able to create all those extra fall away glasses.
Lovely card you have crated &I love that you can also make a frame too.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sunnybec said...

I've not tried a shaker card yet, but I have just got some acetate so will be giving one a go. Thank you for the giveaway.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Great die!

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the shaker card.

Michele

hazel young said...

Lovely card and die Sue xx hazel

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Thanks for sharing. Beautifully done love a shaker card and this is the perfect die to do it with. Xx

christine nardone said...

A fun die....good idea.

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

'Bobby Dazzler'background!!
It's like Happy Hour :-)
Your sample's brilliant, the way you transform a die into something extra special is unique to you. I for one adore shaker cards and I'm just in awe at the dies you metamorphosize, there's truly something for everyone!!

Krafty Runner x

Glennis said...

A really fun die set

barbara macaskill said...

It’s 5 O’ Clock Somewhere! Love this and can see lots of great Celebration cards made with it! TFS!

Clai01 said...

Great card Sue. x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A fitting end to the day with all the glasses piled up!! I don’t even feel tipsy! What a fun, innovative background die, leaving all the fun fall away pieces to use as well. Genius. I know I’ve said it before but the font is really lovely on the Cheers, very elegant.

Rose, you got me really baffled as to what a sink after party was, until I realised what you meant. Ive not even had alcohol, just looked at pictures of cocktails!

Love Helen xxx


Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Brilliant idea this is Sue. Although I had to study it first to work out the glasses.....and now I think this is what I may have to do soon. Hey maybe i should go to specksavers. What do you think. Good luck with the new launch Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Fab card again , loving all the cards and dies in this selection.
have a lovely evening.
Elaine H X

scrAPpamondo said...

This is so clever and unique!! Such wonderful idea!!! Very useful and nothing is wasted! :D Your adorable shaker card shows these dies very well!

Yvonne19856 said...

Another great card and die set Sue. Loving this new collection. Xxx

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
What a clever idea. Never seen anything else like it. That's why I love all your designs. So clever and unique.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
Great card & can be used for many different occasions. Yvonne xx

Pam Hartlepool said...

Love the card Sue, shakers are always popular, the die is a fantastic background for the part dues and hiw useful the fall away glasses will be.
Julie Laz, so glad you are home from the hospital, it has been a long time. I hope you are doing well. Lovely if your hubby to get you the dies, he must be so happy to have you back with him. You are both so lucky to have each other.
Loving how everyone finds the launch so gorgeous. There is something here for everyone.

Viki Banaszak said...

It took me a minute to see the design when looking at the die. Quite clever.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What is a cocktail without a "Shaker" to make it. But your version of a shaker is just the perfect end to this day of happiness.

Looking forward to tomorrow and wondering what delights you will have for us.

Beverly

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
I love this background die. Your shaker card is beautiful! I want the entire cocktail collection. I do not have anything like this.

Nanny Jo said...

Such a clever idea, Sue...I love shaker cards, and this was is so fun! Nanny Jo N Ireland

TDQ Karen said...

Such a clever idea and a great background

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
You made me laugh!I will call this card End of A Happy Party. A shaker card with glasses that are not going to broke... this is the funniest card ever. Love it. And the background is just perfect.Amazing die sets today (and every day,but these are so much fun). In this happy note...

Cheers everyone!
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Cathie Weary said...

Fabulous background die to add to the set. All the cocktail dies will be so fun to work with.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely shaker card and background die such a bonus to have all the little glasses as the fall away!
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Nikki C said...

Oh how fun is that .. I could never shake my glasses without breaking them thanks for sharing this it's brilliant

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are amazing with just so much potential. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lyn Cleasby said...

Lots of possibilities with this, Sue. Just in time for the summer season here in Australia!

Dawn Holben said...

I love this is a background and it is so fab that the fall away pieces lok
so good in a shaker card. definatelt another must have.

craftynanna said...

Again another fabulous set of die and a Fabulous card Sue love and hugs Johanna Ash

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I feel so daft......I couldn't see the glasses in the background until you mentioned it.
Beverley W

Maria Illsley said...

A great complimentary die to the others xx

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Something a little different hey Sue?!

Great style. Loving it.
Hugs, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card and use of your dies again, thank you
Pat x

Sandra Holmes said...

Everyone needs a background.

Sandyh (hull)

Pussycats said...

Good evening Sue and all. A great back ground die to add to the collection . Its will work so well with the other sets. I am really enjoying the collection .
Wendy

Clare Powell said...

Great shaker card, love the look of the background x

Narrowboat girl said...

Only one thing to say, cheers Sue

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

beautiful background idea and your card looks like celebrating an aftershow-party.

Rolf xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yet another AM-AZ-ING card and die set, you have really excelled yourself with this theme Sue, I absolutely love it! I may be alone in this but the background keeps playing havoc with my eyes, I don’t automatically see the glasses on the negative top and bottom lines and have to concentrate :-) Nevermind, the effort is worth it, the effect is fabulous and i love it as the background to this card sample...the shaker effect is great, using the fall away cocktail glasses is ingenious. All this thought of cocktails and alcohol has reminded me of my misspent youth propping up bars in Stirling and Ayr, happy memories so thankyou for bringing to mind happier days for me:-)
Julie, welcome back! So sorry to hear about your hospital stay and memory problems:-( but how lovely for you to have such a kind and generous hubby, lucky you:-)
Rosemary, i am currently putting off watching the Strictly results show, think that Aston is in severe danger despite my votes, Craigs 4 was a disgrace and could see him out of the competition which would be such a shame:-( i found the show so hard to watch as he slipped down the leaderboard, hope you enjoyed it and your favourites did well:-)
Stephanie has the right idea, the fireworks have been at their worse tonight, so bad that Darcey has taken refuge in the wardrobe.....i tried to put her out later last night and as she was pondering a banger in the distance put her off:-( , my mum and I eventually had to physically lift her and take her out, i felt like such a bad mother but she wont use the litter tray and would have been out in the middle of the night when she eventually got desperate. Expecting more trouble tonight, might encourage her by taking her for a walk myself......
Saba, what age do you think i am? Didn’t decimalisation come in in 1971?.....I wasn’t even born then i’ll Have you know! I’m a child of the modern age of microwaves, computers and mobile phones, okay the phones may have been the size of a small suitcase and the computers took 30mins to load a game when i was a girl but still......:-)
Sending hugs to all, hope you are enjoying the launch as much as I amxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the background frame.
Kate from Kendal

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I had noticed these in the background but had assumed they were funky new papers! What a perfect addition to the set. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wonderful shaker card

This background die set is amazing so so useful for all manner of cards.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi again Sue, another great fun card and die. The background frame is ideal for lots of different themes not just cocktails.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, well yet another clever card and dies. Lovely set again today. Interesting to see what tomorrow brings Carol x

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I like the positive negative aspect of this die. I must admit it had me confused in the first sample you showed and like Laine I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me. Love the shaker card.


Pam you are spot on, there is such diversity to this Launch and something for everyone. Chic grunge, gardening fans and now something for all the drinkers amongst us, which reminds me has Myra commented yet!
Oh my word Lorraine, you are but a child compared to the rest of us! I do hope Darcy doesn't use your shoes as a substitute litter! I still want to borrow some of them.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I love your take on a Cocktail Shaker! I’m not managing to read the comments today although I have read the one above mine! I find it best to ignore said lady though!! I’m not only old , I’m a drinker as well! Huh!
Back to your lovely collection! Today’s cards have made me smile and I’d choose them in a Die Library but there are too many others I’d prefer! You have created something for everyone!
Cheers!
With lots of love to everyone - from not exactly young but still Pre- War ,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xxx

Myra said...

Aghhhhhh Post - War!! Xx

Eunice (Canada) said...

Very interesting shaker card Sue. Love how you used the fall away parts in the shaker card!

ursula said...

Brilliant card ideas you have used for these dies Sue...luv Ursula xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, When I first saw this I saw waist coats but now I see they're the glasses cut out. very good and deceptive. Arlyn

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, was a bit confused by this die when I first saw it but now I see it and I think its so different to anything else I seen, great to get a positive and a negative aspect.
Wendyx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Just love this whole collection, so many cards sorted for so many people with this set

As usual this is an amazing release Sue, I don’t know how you keep coming up with these great ideas but so glad you do
Hugs
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Really clever background die.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. You can't beat a shaker card and this is a beauty. All of these 3 set's of die's are going to work so well together. I can see load's of possibilities for these die's
Best Wishe4s.
Denise T x

Latenight SandyH said...

An absolutely fabulous shaker card. You've really thought of everything in this die set with the background, the fall-away and the borders. Love it.
Take care everyone.

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Love your shaker card, very celebratory.

Well, that is one very clever die. On my first look I could see the row of glasses and two rows of waistcoat front and back patterns. Then I looked again and I saw the other glasses!

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very ingenious design for this die, it took me a while to realise that the top and bottom rows were glass shapes too. Love your shaker card with the multi coloured glasses. All the cocktail dies sets work so well together and would give you endless possibilities. bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a fab shaker card. The dies are such a good idea and so fantastic

Barbara V

Nancy Soetaert said...

great design for this die, looks very versatile! Nice card, the one below with it too!

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. All these cocktail sets are going to be a necessary purchase. There's so many ways to mix and match which make them perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, parties, engagements...the list is endless. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

theresa w said...

Hi again sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous shaker card sue x have to admit though that I too couldn't see the negative glasses straight away bit this did not distract from your beautiful card x thankyou sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

BenteS said...

Great background die!
Such a fun shaker card :))

SueJ said...

Brilliant fun card, lovely background and border dies.
Sue James.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely background for this cocktail theme and great card
Doreen R

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great idea for dies and card. love Jean Z xxx

Fiona McNeil said...

i love the new dies and i think this is my favourite. thanks for the chance of winning it FROM FIONA IN BARMULLOCH GLASGOW XXXX

val jones said...

Hi Sue, what a cute card and lovely glasses for backgrounds
or to use as a shaker as you've made her so well as usual.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Now these dies are simply fabulous, great selection of cards too! Xx

Craftychris said...

What a cool background, different to anything I have seen before! Cool shaker card! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun background die set for party themed cards. The shaker card is a great idea.
Véronique L

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Fab card and really fun dies....could be used for so many things!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

lritchie said...

Another great card and dies! Can be used for so many occasions!

Lori from Canada

Annamieke said...

Hahahahaha it took me a while to work out this die. then I thought about it and it is so subtle awesome it is an illusion.
Very good love it and card.
Annamieke from the land down under

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Another great card and fantastic dies.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Diane King said...

Clever die x

Jackie Durrant said...

Very appropriate for holiday times and parties Sue!!

SHartl said...

This is such a fun die background!! It would be great for invitations, birthday cards, new years cards...so many projects!

Karenladd said...

I love how this die can be a background or used separately by cutting out the individual glasses! Fun and lively.
karenladd in California

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I am really loving your Cocktails die sets. So fab for those special celebrations !!! The Happy hour background die looks like the perfect accompaniment to your other Cocktail themed sets. I love this idea, and the positive and negative add so much extra interest to the background. Of course, the other big bonus is all those cute little cutouts which would usually be the "waste". Fantastic for little embellishments or shaker cards. Thank you for sharing your lovely card and dies. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tres from Orpington x x x